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I thought the same thing!!!  :)  I am very grateful it wasn't the other way around.....but still.....

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Originally Posted by Nixs247 View Post

lol.. this is what happened a few weeks ago.

 

Customer: I need a 2-3 Tier Wedding Cake

Me: So will that be a 2 Tier or 3 Tier Cake?

Customer: hmmm....3 Tier 

Me: Ok, so can you advise me of the Bride & Grooms Colour Theme

Customer: The Groom is Black and his Bride is White!!!

this made me tinkle on myself... OMG  too funny

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post #1458 of 2746
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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

Just got a phone call from someone who wanted to know if I could do a birthday cake for her daughter for tomorrow. Said that it could be something simple, two tiers with a chevron pattern and monogram, and maybe a standing monogram on the top of the cake. And she could come by at 1pm today to get it if that would work.(I think she called about 9:30.) People really have no idea.

OMG, chevron! People always think that's so "simple" to do on a cake, and it's a pain in the butt! 

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post #1459 of 2746
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Originally Posted by LoveMeSomeCake615 View Post

OMG, chevron! People always think that's so "simple" to do on a cake, and it's a pain in the butt! 

And please tell me how you do it in buttercream????  Seems to me, even if you did, by the time you got it on, it would be "fondant covered"!!!  I was so frustrated recently by a new customer that refused to allow me to do it in fondant because buttercream is cheaper!!!!!!  I didn't do it.  icon_confused.gif

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The "not too sweet" drives me nuts, but to compensate, I make the cake and filling with less sugar, but leave the buttercream or ganache as is....I need a good surface to work on or hold my fondant up, so that's the way it is ....
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Originally Posted by MissMona View Post

And please tell me how you do it in buttercream????  Seems to me, even if you did, by the time you got it on, it would be "fondant covered"!!!  I was so frustrated recently by a new customer that refused to allow me to do it in fondant because buttercream is cheaper!!!!!!  I didn't do it.  icon_confused.gif

I could do it in buttercream icon_wink.gif But it wouldn't be cheaper once you take the time to do it right. I don't know why anyone wants Charlie Brown's shirt on their cake anyway, it's a stupid pattern.

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 I don't know why anyone wants Charlie Brown's shirt on their cake anyway, it's a stupid pattern.

Hahaha! I actually like chevron on a cake, I think it can look really nice. But I don't like how everyone wants it and no one wants to pay for it! icon_wink.gif

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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

I could do it in buttercream icon_wink.gif But it wouldn't be cheaper once you take the time to do it right. I don't know why anyone wants Charlie Brown's shirt on their cake anyway, it's a stupid pattern.

Hahaha!  Now, every time I see the chevron pattern, I will think of Charlie Brown.........

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Now, I am curious. How would you do a chevron pattern in buttercream? If you can pipe it, I am in awe of your steady hands.

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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

I could do it in buttercream icon_wink.gif But it wouldn't be cheaper once you take the time to do it right. I don't know why anyone wants Charlie Brown's shirt on their cake anyway, it's a stupid pattern.

I am in the no chevron camp too. I even admitted it to my cake friends. They were horrified......

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Originally Posted by Carrie789 View Post

Now, I am curious. How would you do a chevron pattern in buttercream? If you can pipe it, I am in awe of your steady hands.

I could pipe it but it would be easier to do a couple other ways. Buttercream transfer would be easiest. But still a pain in the hiney.

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I would do a chevron in buttercream with a stencil. Put the cake in the freezer to harden the bottom coat and then swipe on the chevron color using a stencil.
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If I had it marked on the cake with a toothpick, or impressed with a cutter, I could pipe it, but it still wouldn't look as good as with fondant, so I probably wouldn't.

But yeah, I'm not into chevron either.
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post #1469 of 2746

I had the worst experience today.  Remember the cake I mentioned where the owner of the bed & breakfast told me the wedding was the 28th and then on the evening of the 27th told me it was the 29th?  Well, she asked me to deliver @10am today.  I arrived at 9:45...her husband came into the kitchen and was very angry.  He began telling me the cake needed to go outside (wedding was at noon) and that I shouldn't have delivered until 11.  He was SO angry.  I just said, this is what your wife and I agreed to and it's 9:45.  He said, "I'll go get her!" and as he storm out of the kitchen he bumps into me and knocks me aside!!!!  He didn't say a word and stormed out!  He never even slowed down as he hit me on his way through!  There was plenty of room around me, I really believe he did this on purpose!!!!  

Then, his wife and (I assume) her mother come in the kitchen with him.  They approach the cake from the back side, mother coming in first, she ROLLS HER EYES AND BOBS HER HEAD and says, "THAT'S the CAKE????  What ELSE goes on it????"  I said, "Nothing, this is done exactly as requested by the bride"  The wife confirms that it is exactly as ordered.  They debate on how on earth they are going to carry a two tier cake (6" & 10') out onto the porch.....15 feet away.  I am instructed to leave it in the laundry room on the washer and I get the heck outta there ASAP!  wow.  I have never been done that way before!!!!!  

Have y'all ever been treated so badly???

post #1470 of 2746
MissMona,

NO business is worth that. I would take a deep breath & compose an email. Be as professional & polite as you can.

Let them know that you don't appreciate their behavior (give specific examples). That you understand they may have been frustrated by unseen situations. That you will not tolerate such behavior in the future. While you appreciate the business they should look elsewhere if this is typically how they treat vendors.

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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